Father’s Day is next week, and if you’re looking for a good budget-friendly gift that Dad will really like, one of our top picks is currently available at a rare discount. At the moment you can buy a single Apple Air Tag by Amazon And Best Buy for $25 ($4 off), which is the lowest we’ve seen the ultra-wideband Bluetooth item tracker so far this year. If you want to buy multiple AirTags, you can also buy a pack of four for about $89 ($10 off) from Amazon, Best BuyAnd walmart.
If Dad loses his keys every other day, the tracker is a handy little gadget that allows him to keep an eye on them via his smartphone. He can also use the AirTag to locate other items such as his wallet, purse, or even a suitcase if he plans to travel this summer. Plus, thanks to the new iOS 17 update, he will soon be able to share the AirTag with up to five other people, so he can track household items like, say, an Apple TV remote.
Read our Apple AirTag review.
If you’ve been yearning to set up your own smart home but don’t know where to start, today’s main deal is one to look at. Straight away, Ring’s eight-piece Alarm Pro is on sale for an all-time low of $209.99 ($90 off) at Amazon, Best BuyAnd Ringwhile the 14-piece starter kit can be purchased at Amazon ($114 off) for $265.99.
The eight-piece set comes with everything you need to easily set up your smart home. It contains a base station that also serves as an Eero 6 dual-band mesh WiFi router, for example. The kit also includes a Z-Wave range extender to reach contact sensors further away from the base station, along with a motion detector, four contact sensors and a keypad. In addition, an optional subscription is available for the Ring Alarm Pro that gives you even more functionality, such as custom alerts.
The 14-piece starter kit is similar to the eight-piece starter kit, but is better suited for larger homes. It comes with a few extra components, including contact sensors for up to eight windows and doors, as well as the ability to add a motion detector to two rooms. Both are excellent systems to buy if you’re embedded in Amazon’s ecosystem, but keep in mind that it’s not compatible with Google Home, Apple Home, or IFTTT.
Read our Ring Alarm Pro review.
A great security system, the Ring Alarm Pro offers everything you need to easily set up your smart home, as well as a built-in Eero Wi-Fi router and local storage for videos from Ring cameras. However, it doesn’t offer 24/7 video recording, nor is it compatible with Google Home, Apple Home, or IFTTT.
If you were excited after Apple announced its first 15-inch MacBook Air earlier this week, you’ll be pleased to learn that, despite the fact that it won’t be available until June 13, Amazon takes $50 off this new MacBook Air. That means you can pre-order the base model with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage for $1,249.99.
Based on our hands-on experience, the 15-inch MacBook Air isn’t much different from last year’s 13-inch sibling. Both offer similar features, including the same M2 processor and a MagSafe charging connector. The 15-inch Air might just be the perfect laptop if you’re looking for more screen space but don’t want to shell out the extra cash for Apple’s latest 14-inch MacBook Pro. It comes standard with a higher resolution screen and two additional GPU cores, as well as a six-speaker sound system instead of one with four speakers. We haven’t tested the 15-inch Air yet, but we’ll be publishing our full review soon, so stay tuned.
If all you need is a mid-range phone that masters the basics, Pixel 6A from Google is a good option that is currently hitting its all-time low at multiple retailers. Regularly $449, you can buy the last-generation unlocked phone with 128GB of storage for $299 ($150 off) from Amazon, Best Buyand directly from the google store.
Before it was replaced by the Pixel 7A, the Pixel 6A was our favorite mid-range Android phone. It may lack wireless charging and offer a slower 60Hz refresh rate than the newer 7A, but it shares some of the same great features. Like the 7A, for example, the battery life is good, so it should last you a long time. It also boasts a pocket-sized 6.1-inch OLED panel, a good camera, and other features that are impressive for the price, including an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance.
Read our review of the Google Pixel 6A.
If you are looking for a fast charger, Amazon sells Anker’s latest 511 charger with a 6-foot Lightning to USB-C cable for $26.59 ($11 off), with the discount applied at checkout. Today’s discount marks an all-time low in the bundle and is nearly the same price as the standalone USB-C charger, currently selling for just $3 less without the cable.
Anker’s 511 charger can provide 30 watts to a range of devices, including phones, laptops, tablets and other electronics. It’s also exceptionally small, so it fits easily in your purse, handbag and even your pocket. At the same time, it comes with a two-year warranty for added peace of mind should you run into any issues.
A few more offers
- In honor of Pride month, Humble is offering a Pixel Pride Game Bundle through June 21 with some great indie PC games made by LGBTQ+ creators or with LGBTQ themes. The bundle contains a total of seven titles, including celeste And friend dungeon, and all you need to pay is a minimum of $12. At full price, these games are worth $107, so you’re getting more than 90 percent off. In addition, a percentage of the proceeds will go to the LGBTQ youth suicide prevention organization, The Trevor Project.
- Readers struggling with poor air quality caused by the wildfires burning across Canada may be happy to hear that Amazon’s smart air quality monitor is on sale for $54.99 ($15 off) at Amazon. The gadget can monitor things like temperature, humidity, and carbon monoxide levels. You can also program it via Alexa Routines to raise the temperature of selected smart thermostats when things get too hot, for example. Read our review.
- You can buy one unlocked Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra on Amazon And Best Buy with 256 GB of storage for $974.99 ($225 off), which is a new low. In addition to a 6.8-inch 120Hz screen, the phone offers stylus support and a great camera. Read our review.
- You can still use the Chromecast with Google TV (4K) for $39.99 ($10 off) at Best Buy And walmart. The 4K streaming device supports HDR10 Plus, Dolby Vision, casting and Dolby Atmos and can also collect content from your favorite streaming services, making it easier to find something to watch. Read our review.